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Posted by / 06-Sep-2017 09:22

At just under 5ft 10in, I consider myself a tall woman.

The average male in England is 5ft 10in, while the typical female is a mere 5ft 5ins, so you could say I’m well over average height for my gender.

So why are many women, including myself, still programmed to think like this?

I’ve always wished to be a couple of inches shorter so I could wear high heels and not feel like a walking tree.

On debating the subject with a man recently, and a fairly tall one at that at 6ft 2ins, he seemed to cement the concerns of my girlfriends.

While he said he loved tall girls, he explained that if he were to go out with a woman who was taller than him he’d be worried everyone else would assume that his girlfriend would be the one "wearing the trousers" (and not just the Ballroom trousers) in the relationship.

average) I was keen to learn that they actually envy taller women.

And the reason why they feel this way was certainly something I hadn’t considered before.

And not only a bit taller either, a good two inches taller is required.

Even as a young adult at university, I gravitated towards clubs that unfortunately weren't popular with members of the opposite sex.

In Ballroom and Latin dancing classes and competitions I often found myself wearing black trousers and flat shoes and leading another girl around the dance floor – robbed of the sparkle and glitter I’d craved since watching Strictly Come Dancing – I just wanted to wear a dress for heaven's sake – it didn’t even have to be a pretty one.

Do all women still yearn for a big burly man to be able to whisk them off their feet (literally)?

My own issues with my height stem from my active involvement in dance and drama throughout my childhood.

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“When I see a tall woman I think they look elegant and like an adult, and they often make me feel like a child in comparison,” Danielle explained.